Get ready to knock 6 percent off your back-to-school shopping bills come mid-August.
From Sunday, Aug. 12, to Saturday Aug. 18, Marylanders will have the opportunity to shop tax-free on qualifying merchandise. Clothing and footwear priced less than $100 per item will be exempt from Maryland's 6 percent sales tax.
If you shop at the Bowie Town Center you may save even more. Some big retailers, including Old Navy and Stride Rite, will offer 50 percent off all back-to-school gear.
Accessory items—including jewelry, watches, watchbands, handbags, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, scarves, ties, headbands and belt buckles—do not qualify, according to the Comptroller of Maryland.
For a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items for the week of Aug. 12 through 18, check out our attached PDF.
How do you plan to take advantage of the tax break? Tell us what deals you'll score and your favorite places to shop in Bowie in the comments.
This post has been updated.